Photos of the Year: 2011 Winners: Sports Photo Story: 2011_poy_11_39

Honorable Mention | Sports Photo StoryRebecca Yan, UNC-Chapel Hill{quote}Greg Hargrave , an ex-Marine and the team's athletic trainer, jokingly headlocks Willoughby as the senior players wait in the weight-room before their senior night match against Chapel Hill. The younger teammates confined the senior players to the weighroom while they signed scrapbooks for each of the graduating girls that were presented to them after the match. Although hairbraiding and hairbow tying are common traditions amongst volleyball players, Willoughby disaproves of them. 'We are already treated as an unserious sport,' she said. 'Bow tying and ribbons only confirm that stereotype.' rqyan{quote}

Honorable Mention | Sports Photo Story 

Rebecca Yan, UNC-Chapel Hill 

"Greg Hargrave , an ex-Marine and the team's athletic trainer, jokingly headlocks Willoughby as the senior players wait in the weight-room before their senior night match against Chapel Hill. The younger teammates confined the senior players to the weighroom while they signed scrapbooks for each of the graduating girls that were presented to them after the match. Although hairbraiding and hairbow tying are common traditions amongst volleyball players, Willoughby disaproves of them. 'We are already treated as an unserious sport,' she said. 'Bow tying and ribbons only confirm that stereotype.' rqyan"